2 women who testified against Cosby seek transcript release

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two of Bill Cosby's accusers have joined a court bid to have his full testimony from a 2005 sexual-battery lawsuit unsealed.

Beth Ferrier and Rebecca Neal say the deposition excerpts released last week mention them but don't paint the whole picture.

Lawyer Gloria Allred, speaking on their behalf Monday in Los Angeles, says they want to challenge defense comments that Cosby's accusers have been "discredited."

The women's lawyers filed the papers in Philadelphia, where they were "Jane Does" supporting a former Temple University employee who said Cosby had drugged and molested her.

The newly released excerpts show Cosby acknowledging he got quaaludes in the 1970s to give women before they had sex.

The Associated Press typically does not name people who say they are sexual-assault victims. Ferrier and Neal have authorized the use of their names.